Is there anyone else out there who is bothered by some developments of language? Who cares how we spel words? Or if nouns are used as verbs when there is a perfectly good verb already?
“Can you gift me a lift to the shops?”
The multiple overuse of multiple to describe anything from about 2 or 3 upwards?
The disappearance of comparative and superlative adjectives? Is this to make English so much more easy to learn, until eventually it becomes the most simple language to learn?
Some new words do have meaning and value, like man-spreading, or butt-dial, but some changes seem to me to gift no benefit at all. Is it a sign of (my) advancing age, a symptom of over-enthusiastic auto-correct, some sort of (US) cultural imperialism, laziness, or is there perhaps something more sinister going on?
This post is partly driven by too much viewing of estate agents’ posts where I see such helpful things as “entrance via door”. How else I wonder? And “useful utility room”, better than a useless utility room I suppose. Also, to be honest, partly driven by the desire to delay starting to re-paint my bathroom